|Department:||Primary Care Clinics|
|Job Status:||Full Time|
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
Provides professional nursing care to patients of all ages from infant to elderly including after hours urgent/emergent clinic. Performs professional nursing duties utilizing the nursing process and initiating nursing actions, providing comprehensive nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs of the patient and family. Demonstrates initiatives and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks during times when patient load is light.
Must be able to identify life threatening situations quickly. Must be organized and able to coordinate all aspects of patient care to provide the highest quality of healthcare services and to promote excellent customer service. The RN makes daily decisions affecting patient access to care and direct delivery of care. Communication with the patient, primary health care provider and SEARHC support services are required. This position is under the direct supervision of the nurse manager. Employee is expected to make decisions using basic nursing knowledge and skill developed from educational experiences and training. This person is expected to function independently, be self-starting and show good judgment in decision and problem solving.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED
At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.
We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
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